This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Empire Called......Invitation to a luncheon....

…to launch a website that honours the volunteers from Essendon & Flemington area who served in the First World War.

The website, still a work-in-progress, tells the stories of these men and women, and is a rich source of local history as well as a testament to the sacrifices they made.

Developed by local historian Lenore Frost it will prove to be much appreciated by future generations.

Come and hear Lenore talk about her project and view it in a PowerPoint presentation.

Come and talk to other people interested in preserving local stories and history.

12:00  Wednesday April 20th  2011
Doutta Galla Hotel
Racecourse Road
Excellent $12 meals available

rsvp by Mon 18th April to Anne:
or  phone 03 93722422

The portrait is of Private Arthur Beachcroft of Moonee Ponds who enlisted in 1915.


  1. Heaps of reasons (most involving distance), why I cannot be there - but hope you have a most excellent day!

  2. Thanks, Linda. I'll put your picture on the bar. Possibly that one of you on the ladder with an umbrella (nice!)

    Best wishes,